Posts Tagged ‘Kainga Ora’

Hastings church being demolished to make way for social housing proposal

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

A dormant city church is being torn down by Kāinga Ora, and its “gorgeous” stained glass windows could be yours. Sitting on Queen Street East in the Hastings suburb of Parkvale since 1987, the 1960s Lockwood-styled St Mark’s Presbyterian Church is in its final days as demolition starts to prepare the site for a social Read more

Kāinga Ora report concerns Catholic community housing provider

Monday, May 27th, 2024
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An independent review into Kāinga Ora raises several concerns, says Catholic community housing provider Monte Cecilia. The review – which former Prime Minister Sir Bill English led – found the state housing agency has not been responsibly managing the billions of dollars it is allocated. It’s a very strong critique of Kāinga Ora, says Monte Read more

Build communities, not just houses

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

There’ve been regular reports of misbehaviour at Kāinga Ora properties. This sets in motion a prejudicial view of social housing tenants and the estates in which they live. The expectation from neighbours who are disturbed by poor behaviour is that Kāinga Ora, or the police, or “government” in general, should “crack down hard” on those Read more

Safe places needed for homeless to sleep

Monday, November 27th, 2023

There are more homeless people than ever, and safe places to sleep are both essential and in short supply. Dunedin’s Night Shelter Trust says immediate and long-term solutions are essential. The Night Shelter currently provides beds, bathroom and laundry facilities for six homeless people. It’s fundraising to provide for six more. That’s just a temporary Read more

Māngere mum faces crippling debt after flooding ruins her state house

Monday, April 17th, 2023

A mother of four has been plunged further into debt after her government-provided home was ruined in the Auckland floods. Jayde Jones’s Kāinga Ora home was built on a flood plain, and lifted off its foundations when a historic deluge swept across the city. Jones believes the state housing agency should pay to replace her Read more

Not the time to quietly sell public and state house land to private developers

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Government plans to sell public and state house land to private developers risks making the outlook for tens of thousands of New Zealand families worse, says Monte Cecilia Housing Trust CEO Bernie Smith. It’s been dubbed the sale of the century: in Auckland, 230ha to 270ha of public or state land is quietly being sold Read more